sostinente pianoforte

variants: or less commonly sostenente pianoforte

Definition of sostinente pianoforte

: any of various keyboard instruments resembling the piano (such as the melopiano, piano-violin, or harmonichord) that contain a mechanism for prolonging the strings' tones

called also sostenente piano, sostinente piano, sustaining piano

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First Known Use of sostinente pianoforte

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sostinente pianoforte

sostinente alteration of sostenente entry 1

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“Sostinente pianoforte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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